Pepper Poppers

Pepper Poppers


  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 pound fresh jalapenos, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 pack (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Optional: sour cream, onion dip and ranch salad dressing


  1. Set the temperature of air fryer at 325°F to preheat it.
  2. Take a big size bowl, add bacon, seasonings and cheese in it and mix thoroughly.
  3. Fill 1.5 to 2 tablespoons inside each of the pepper.
  4. Coat these filled peppers with bread crumbs.
  5. Apply cooking spray on air fryer basket.
  6. Put first batch of these peppers in air fryer basket.
  7. Spice level can be kept maximum for cooking about 15 minutes and for
    average spice cook for 20 minutes, while cook for around 25 minutes to have mild spice.
  8. Be careful during frying and avoid over-cooking.
  9. Serve with any dip, sour cream or desired sauces.

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